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china blue

or China blue

  1. a bright greenish blue.
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Origin of china blue

First recorded in 1865–70
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for china blue

Historical Examples

  • She also is about sixteen, with fair hair and china-blue eyes.

    A Bit O' Love (Fourth Series Plays)

    John Galsworthy

  • Anna fixed her glazed, china-blue eyes anxiously on her mistress.

    Good Old Anna

    Marie Belloc Lowndes

  • Then, raising her innocent China-blue eyes to his she murmured, "And I so need kindness!"

    Tutt and Mr. Tutt

    Arthur Train

  • He admired her china-blue eyes too, and her amiable, friendly expression.

    New Chronicles of Rebecca

    Kate Douglas Wiggin

  • The proprietor was a short man with china-blue eyes and a salesman's ready smile.